Chapter 468-300 WAC

Last Update: 8/25/17

STATE FERRIES AND TOLL BRIDGES

(Formerly chapter 252-300 WAC)

WAC Sections

468-300-010Ferry passenger tolls.
468-300-020Vehicle under 22', motorcycle, and stowage ferry tolls.
468-300-040Oversize vehicle ferry tolls.
468-300-080Fuel surcharge.
468-300-100Leases of facilities and facility space.
468-300-220Calculation of charter rates for vessels owned by the Washington state ferry system.
468-300-600Policy governing distribution of materials on ferry vessels and at ferry terminals.
468-300-610No smoking areas.
468-300-700Preferential loading.
468-300-800Authority to issue no trespass warnings/definitions.
468-300-806No trespass warnings.
468-300-811Administrative appeal.
468-300-815Administrative hearing.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
468-300-005Port Townsend-Edmonds and Lofall-Southpoint ferry fares. [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. WSR 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), § 468-300-005, filed 4/1/80; WSR 79-09-136 (Order 11, Resolution No. 57), § 468-300-005, filed 9/5/79. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.325. WSR 79-06-037 (Order 8, Resolution No. 48), § 468-300-005, filed 5/17/79, effective 6/17/79.] Repealed by WSR 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), filed 5/3/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326.
468-300-030Oversized vehicle, stage and bus, newspaper, express shipment and medical supplies ferry tolls. [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 86-06-010 (Order 54, Resolution No. 263), § 468-300-030, filed 2/21/86; WSR 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), § 468-300-030, filed 5/3/85; WSR 84-11-052 (Order 42, Resolution Nos. 221 and 222), § 468-300-030, filed 5/17/84; WSR 84-10-002 (Order 41, Resolution No. 218), § 468-300-030, filed 4/20/84; WSR 83-07-062 (Order 33, Resolution No. 175), § 468-300-030, filed 3/22/83; WSR 82-18-009 (Order 29, Resolution No. 153), § 468-300-030, filed 8/20/82; WSR 82-07-063 (Order 28, Resolution No. 143), § 468-300-030, filed 3/22/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325 and 47.56.030. WSR 81-15-099 (Order 23, Resolution No. 117), § 468-300-030, filed 7/22/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. WSR 81-08-044 (Order 17, Resolution No. 104), § 468-300-030, filed 3/31/81; WSR 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), § 468-300-030, filed 4/1/80; WSR 79-09-136 (Order 11, Resolution No. 57), § 468-300-030, filed 9/5/79; WSR 79-04-047 (Order 6, Resolution No. 44), § 468-300-030, filed 3/27/79; WSR 78-06-040 (Order 2, Resolution No. 21), § 468-300-030, filed 5/19/78.] Repealed by WSR 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326.
468-300-050Trailer ferry tolls. [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325 and 47.56.030. WSR 81-15-099 (Order 23, Resolution No. 117), § 468-300-050, filed 7/22/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. WSR 81-08-044 (Order 17, Resolution No. 104), § 468-300-050, filed 3/31/81; WSR 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), § 468-300-050, filed 4/1/80; WSR 79-09-136 (Order 11, Resolution No. 57), § 468-300-050, filed 9/5/79; WSR 79-04-047 (Order 6, Resolution No. 44), § 468-300-050, filed 3/27/79; WSR 78-06-040 (Order 2, Resolution No. 21), § 468-300-050, filed 5/19/78.] Repealed by WSR 82-07-063 (Order 28, Resolution No. 143), filed 3/22/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326.
468-300-060Round trip party ferry tolls. [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. WSR 78-06-040 (Order 2, Resolution No. 21), § 468-300-060, filed 5/19/78.] Repealed by WSR 79-04-047 (Order 6, Resolution No. 44), filed 3/27/79. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325.
468-300-070Noncommercial vehicle with trailer, oversize vehicle, stage and bus, newspaper, express shipments and medical supplies ferry tolls. [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326. WSR 91-18-022 (Order 72), § 468-300-070, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 89-14-052 (Order 67, Resolution No. 354), § 468-300-070, filed 6/30/89; WSR 89-04-014 (Order 66, Resolution No. 343), § 468-300-070, filed 1/23/89, effective 7/1/89; WSR 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), § 468-300-070, filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 86-06-010 (Order 54, Resolution No. 263), § 468-300-070, filed 2/21/86; WSR 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), § 468-300-070, filed 5/3/85; WSR 84-11-052 (Order 42, Resolution Nos. 221 and 222), § 468-300-070, filed 5/17/84; WSR 83-07-062 (Order 33, Resolution No. 175), § 468-300-070, filed 3/22/83; WSR 82-18-009 (Order 29, Resolution No. 153), § 468-300-070, filed 8/20/82.] Repealed by WSR 92-18-005, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326.
468-300-210Transporting hazardous materials on Washington state ferries. [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326. WSR 96-14-004, § 468-300-210, filed 6/20/96, effective 7/21/96; WSR 87-20-041 (Order 63, Resolution No. 308), § 468-300-210, filed 10/1/87.] Repealed by WSR 97-15-110 (Order 83), filed 7/22/97, effective 8/22/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.01.061, 47.56.032 and 1997 c 323.
468-300-410Hood Canal bridge toll schedule. [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), § 468-300-410, filed 5/3/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326. WSR 83-13-100 (Order 37, Resolution No. 191), § 468-300-410, filed 6/21/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 82-20-001 (Order 32, Resolution No. 159), § 468-300-410, filed 9/24/82.] Repealed by WSR 92-18-005, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326.
468-300-500Second Lake Washington toll bridge toll schedule. [Statutory Authority: 1977 ex.s. c 151. WSR 79-01-033 (DOT Order 10 and Comm. Order 1, Resolution No. 13), § 468-300-500, filed 12/20/78. Formerly chapter 252-300 WAC (part) (uncodified) and WAC 252-300-010.] Repealed by WSR 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), filed 4/1/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325.
468-300-510Spokane River toll bridge. [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), § 468-300-510, filed 5/3/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.240. WSR 81-10-006 (Order 18, Resolution No. 105), § 468-300-510, filed 4/24/81.] Repealed by WSR 92-18-005, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326.
468-300-801What is the purpose of these rules? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-801, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-805What definitions are important to understanding these rules? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-805, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-808What toll paying methods are available on WSDOT toll facilities? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-808, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-810Who collects the tolls charged on WSDOT toll roads and bridges? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-810, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-820What is a "Good To Go!™" toll collection system? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-820, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-822Is the WSDOT electronic toll collection (ETC) system compatible with electronic payment methods used by other transportation systems? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-822, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-824Will commercial vehicles using the CVISN program need a special transponder to use WSDOT toll facilities? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-824, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-826What is "dynamic toll pricing"? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-826, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-828What is the purpose of the department's State Route 167 high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes pilot project? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-828, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-830How can I open a "Good To Go!™" customer account and use the electronic toll collection lanes? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-830, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-832What types of "Good To Go!™" customer accounts are available? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-832, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-834Do I need to establish a separate "Good To Go!™" account for each "Good To Go!™" toll road or bridge that I use? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-834, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-840What is a customer service center (CSC)? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-840, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-850What toll payment methods are available to "Good To Go!™" customers? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-850, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-852How can my customer account be closed? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-852, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-853If my registered account is closed, am I entitled to a refund? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-853, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-854What toll payment methods are available to manual toll customers? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-854, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-860What administrative fees may apply to WSDOT toll customers? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-860, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-862What administrative services are provided to WSDOT toll customers without charge? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-862, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.
468-300-890How does WSDOT process dishonored checks and dishonored credit card transactions? [Statutory Authority: RCW 47.46.105, 46.63.160, 47.56.403. WSR 07-10-008, § 468-300-890, filed 4/19/07, effective 5/20/07.] Repealed by WSR 11-07-039, filed 3/14/11, effective 12/3/11 at 12:00 a.m. per WSR 11-24-042. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.63.160, 47.46.105, 47.56.010, 47.56.030(1), 47.56.070, 47.56.403, 47.56.785, 47.56.795.


468-300-010
Ferry passenger tolls.

EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. October 1, 2017
ROUTES
Full Fare9
Senior/
Disabled, Youth9
Multiride Media 20
Rides1, 9
Monthly Pass5, 9
Bicycle
Surcharge2
Via Auto Ferry
*Fauntleroy-Southworth
6.45
3.20
52.10
83.40
1.00
*Seattle-Bremerton
*Seattle-Bainbridge Island
*Edmonds-Kingston
8.35
4.15
67.30
107.70
1.00
Port Townsend-Coupeville
3.35
1.65
54.60
87.40
0.50
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
5.45
2.70
44.10
70.60
1.00
*Mukilteo-Clinton
5.05
2.50
40.90
65.45
1.00
*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor
13.50
6.70
88.65
N/A
2.006
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor4
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/A
N/C
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations
19.85
9.85
N/A
N/A
4.007
From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
12.40
6.10
N/A
N/A
2.008
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)3
24.55
11.90
N/A
N/A
4.007
 
All fares rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.
*
These routes operate as a one-point toll collection system.
1MULTIRIDE MEDIA - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the tickets shall not be accepted for passage. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. There shall be no commercial resale of this fare media. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery times.
2BICYCLE SURCHARGE - Is an addition to the appropriate passenger fare. Customers using multiride media and monthly passes are exempt from the bicycle surcharge. On all routes except Anacortes/San Juan Island/Sidney, B.C., customers paying with the ePurse or the ORCA card are exempt from the bicycle surcharge. For the purpose of WSF fare determination, the bicycle fare category shall include both bicycles as defined by RCW 46.04.071 and electric-assisted bicycles as defined in RCW 46.04.169. Bicycles towing a kayak or canoe are to be charged the motorcycle/driver (stowage) rate in WAC 468-300-020. This rate includes the fare for the walk on passenger with the bicycle, and the kayak or canoe being towed by the bicycle. This requirement shall not apply to interisland travel in the San Juan Islands. All other bicycles towing trailers are charged the applicable bicycle surcharge.
3ROUND TRIP - Round trip passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the Islands served.
4INTER-ISLAND FARES - Passenger fares included in Anacortes tolls.
5PASSES - Passenger passes are available for all routes except Anacortes/San Juan Island/Sidney. Passes are valid for the period printed on the pass and will be presented to Washington state ferries staff or scanned through an automated turnstile whenever a passenger fare is collected. This pass is based on 16 days of passenger travel with a 20% discount. A $1.00 retail/shipping and handling fee will be added to the price of the pass.
A combination ferry-transit pass may be available for a particular route when determined by Washington state ferries and a local public transit agency to be a viable fare instrument. The WSF portion of the fare is based on 16 days of passenger travel per month at a 20% discount.
The monthly pass is valid for a maximum of 31 round trips per month, is nontransferable, is nonreproducible, and is intended for a single user. Monthly passes purchased through the regional SmartCard program are also nontransferable and intended for a single user, but allow for unlimited usage.
6BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $4.00 during peak season (May 1 through September 30).
7BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $6.00 during peak season.
8BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $3.00 during peak season.
9CAPITAL SURCHARGE - Included is a $0.25 capital surcharge on each single passenger fare collected. On all multiride cards except for Port Townsend/Coupeville, there is included a capital surcharge of $2.50. For Port Townsend/Coupeville, the included capital surcharge is $5.00 on multiride cards. On all monthly passes except Port Townsend/Coupeville, there is included a $4.00 capital surcharge. For Port Townsend/Coupeville, the included capital surcharge is $8.00 on monthly passes.
CHILDREN/YOUTH - Children under six years of age will be carried free when accompanied by parent or guardian. Children/youths six through eighteen years of age will be charged the youth fare, which will be 50% of full fare rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.
SENIOR CITIZENS - Passengers age 65 and over, with proper identification establishing proof of age, may travel at half-fare passenger tolls on any route where passenger fares are collected.
PERSONS OF DISABILITY - Any individual who, by reason of illness, injury, congenital malfunction, or other incapacity or disability is unable without special facilities or special planning or design to utilize ferry system services, upon presentation of a WSF Disability Travel Permit, Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes a disability may travel at half-fare passenger tolls on any route. In addition, those persons with disabilities who require attendant care while traveling on the ferries, and are so certified by their physician, may obtain an endorsement on their WSF Disability Travel Permit and such endorsement shall allow the attendant to travel free as a passenger.
BUS PASSENGERS - Passengers traveling on public transit buses pay the applicable fare. Passengers traveling in private or commercial buses will be charged the half-fare rate.
MEDICARE CARD HOLDERS - Any person holding a medicare card duly issued to that person pursuant to Title II or Title XVIII of the Social Security Act may travel at half-fare passenger tolls on any route upon presentation of a WSF Disability Travel Permit or a Regional Reduced Fare Permit at time of travel.
IN-NEED ORGANIZATIONS - For qualified organizations serving in-need clients by providing tickets for transportation on WSF at no cost to clients, program would offer a monthly discount to approximate appropriate multiride media discount rates. Appointing bodies (those that appoint Ferry Advisory Committees) will nominate to the Washington State Transportation Commission those organizations that meet the criteria of the program. The Commission will review such nominations and certify those organizations that qualify. The following criteria will be used for nominating and certifying in-need organizations: Nongovernmental and not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is one or more of the following: Help clients with medical issues; provide clients with low-income social services; help clients suffering from domestic violence; provide clients with employment-seeking services; and/or help clients with Social Security. Travel will be initially charged based on full fare and billed monthly. The credits will be approximately based on the discount rates offered to multiride media users applicable on the date of travel.
PROMOTIONAL TOLLS - A promotional rate may be established at the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specific discount in order to enhance total revenue and effective only at designated times on designated routes. A promotional fare product may also be established to support tourism or other special events. The promotional fare or product may be bundled and sold as part of a multiparty promotional program.
Special passenger fare rate(s) may be established for a pilot program in conjunction with the Central Puget Sound Regional Fare Integration project on ferry route(s) serving King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The rate(s) may be established at the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specific discount not to exceed fifty percent of full fare.
SCHOOL GROUPS - Passengers traveling in authorized school groups, including home-school groups, will be charged a flat rate of $1 per walk-on group or per vehicle of students and/or advisors and staff. All school groups require a letter of authorization and prior notification. In the case of home-school groups, in addition to prior notification, a copy of the filed Declaration of Intent (as outlined in RCW 28A.200.010) shall be submitted to the tollbooth at the time of travel. Notification shall be made no less than 72 hours before the scheduled departure and will include the expected number of school-age children and adults that will be traveling to ensure WSF can satisfy U.S. Coast Guard lifesaving equipment requirements. Failure to provide adequate notification may result in delayed travel. Vehicles and drivers will be charged the fare applicable to vehicle size. The special school rate is $2 on routes where one-point toll systems are in effect.
BUNDLED SINGLE FARE BOOKS - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiride media as a customer convenience. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days for delivery times.
FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call.
GROUP OR VOLUME SALES - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop full fare or discounted customer packages or bundle single fare types into multiride media or offer passes for high volume or group users. In pricing these packages, WSF will have discretion to set appropriate volume discounts based on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL EVENTS - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop, create or participate in special events that may include, but not be limited to, contributing or packaging discounted fares in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the income generated by the event.
EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. October 1, 2018
ROUTES
Full Fare8
Senior/
Disabled, Youth8
Multiride Media 20
Rides1, 8
Monthly Pass5, 8
Bicycle
Surcharge2
Via Auto Ferry
*Fauntleroy-Southworth
6.65
3.30
53.70
85.95
1.00
*Seattle-Bremerton
*Seattle-Bainbridge Island
*Edmonds-Kingston
8.50
4.25
68.50
109.60
1.00
Port Townsend-Coupeville
3.45
1.70
56.20
89.95
0.50
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
5.55
2.75
44.90
71.85
1.00
*Mukilteo-Clinton
5.10
2.55
41.30
66.10
1.00
*Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas or Friday Harbor
13.75
6.85
90.25
N/A
2.006
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor4
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/A
N/C
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations
20.25
10.10
N/A
N/A
4.007
From Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
12.65
6.25
N/A
N/A
2.008
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)3
25.05
12.00
N/A
N/A
4.007
 
All fares rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.
*
These routes operate as a one-point toll collection system.
1MULTIRIDE MEDIA - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the tickets shall not be accepted for passage. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. There shall be no commercial resale of this fare media. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery times.
2BICYCLE SURCHARGE - Is an addition to the appropriate passenger fare. Customers using multiride media and monthly passes are exempt from the bicycle surcharge. On all routes except Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C., customers paying with the ePurse on the ORCA card are exempt from the bicycle surcharge. For the purposes of WSF fares determination, the bicycle fare category shall include both bicycles as defined by RCW 46.04.071 and electric-assisted bicycles as defined by RCW 46.04.169. Bicycles towing a kayak or canoe are to be charged the motorcycle/driver (stowage) rate in WAC 468-300-020. This rate includes the fare for the walk on passenger with the bicycle, and the kayak or canoe being towed by the bicycle. This requirement shall not apply to interisland travel in the San Juan Islands. All other bicycles towing trailers are charged the applicable bicycle surcharge.
3ROUND TRIP - Round trip passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the Islands served.
4INTER-ISLAND FARES - Passenger fares included in Anacortes tolls.
5PASSES - Passenger passes are available for all routes except Anacortes/San Juan Island/Sidney. Passes are valid for the period printed on the pass and will be presented to Washington state ferries staff or scanned through an automated turnstile whenever a passenger fare is collected. This pass is based on 16 days of passenger travel with a 20% discount. A $1.00 retail/shipping and handling fee will be added to the price of the pass.
A combination ferry-transit pass may be available for a particular route when determined by Washington state ferries and a local public transit agency to be a viable fare instrument. The WSF portion of the fare is based on 16 days of passenger travel per month at a 20% discount.
The monthly pass is valid for a maximum of 31 round trips per month, is nontransferable, is nonreproducible, and is intended for a single user. Monthly passes purchased through the regional SmartCard program are also nontransferable and intended for a single user, but allow for unlimited usage.
6BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $4.00 during peak season (May 1 through September 30).
7BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $6.00 during peak season.
8BICYCLE SURCHARGE - This becomes $3.00 during peak season.
9CAPITAL SURCHARGE - Included is a $0.25 capital surcharge on each single passenger fare collected. On all multiride cards except for Port Townsend/Coupeville, there is an included capital surcharge of $2.50. For Port Townsend/Coupeville, the included capital surcharge is $5.00 on multiride cards. On all monthly passes except Port Townsend/Coupeville, there is an included $4.00 capital surcharge. For Port Townsend/Coupeville, the included capital surcharge is $8.00 on monthly passes.
CHILDREN/YOUTH - Children under six years of age will be carried free when accompanied by parent or guardian. Children/youths six through eighteen years of age will be charged the youth fare, which will be 50% of full fare rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.
SENIOR CITIZENS - Passengers age 65 and over, with proper identification establishing proof of age, may travel at half-fare passenger tolls on any route where passenger fares are collected.
PERSONS OF DISABILITY - Any individual who, by reason of illness, injury, congenital malfunction, or other incapacity or disability is unable without special facilities or special planning or design to utilize ferry system services, upon presentation of a WSF Disability Travel Permit, Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes a disability may travel at half-fare passenger tolls on any route. In addition, those persons with disabilities who require attendant care while traveling on the ferries, and are so certified by their physician, may obtain an endorsement on their WSF Disability Travel Permit and such endorsement shall allow the attendant to travel free as a passenger.
BUS PASSENGERS - Passengers traveling on public transit buses pay the applicable fare. Passengers traveling in private or commercial buses will be charged the half-fare rate.
MEDICARE CARD HOLDERS - Any person holding a medicare card duly issued to that person pursuant to Title II or Title XVIII of the Social Security Act may travel at half-fare passenger tolls on any route upon presentation of a WSF Disability Travel Permit or a Regional Reduced Fare Permit at time of travel.
IN-NEED ORGANIZATIONS - For qualified organizations serving in-need clients by providing tickets for transportation on WSF at no cost to clients, program would offer a monthly discount to approximate appropriate multiride media discount rates. Appointing bodies (those that appoint Ferry Advisory Committees) will nominate to the Washington State Transportation Commission those organizations that meet the criteria of the program. The Commission will review such nominations and certify those organizations that qualify. The following criteria will be used for nominating and certifying in-need organizations: Nongovernmental and not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is one or more of the following: Help clients with medical issues; provide clients with low-income social services; help clients suffering from domestic violence; provide clients with employment-seeking services; and/or help clients with Social Security. Travel will be initially charged based on full fare and billed monthly. The credits will be approximately based on the discount rates offered to multiride media users applicable on the date of travel.
PROMOTIONAL TOLLS - A promotional rate may be established at the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specific discount in order to enhance total revenue and effective only at designated times on designated routes. A promotional fare product may also be established to support tourism or other special events. The promotional fare or product may be bundled and sold as part of a multiparty promotional program.
Special passenger fare rate(s) may be established for a pilot program in conjunction with the Central Puget Sound Regional Fare Integration project on ferry route(s) serving King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The rate(s) may be established at the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specific discount not to exceed fifty percent of full fare.
SCHOOL GROUPS - Passengers traveling in authorized school groups, including home-school groups, for institution-sponsored activities will be charged a flat rate of $5 per walk-on group or per vehicle of students and/or advisors and staff. All school groups require a letter of authorization and prior notification. In the case of home-school groups, in addition to prior notification, a copy of the filed Declaration of Intent (as outlined in RCW 28A.200.010) shall be submitted to the tollbooth at time of travel. Notification shall be made no less than 72 hours before the scheduled departure and will include the expected number of school-age children and adults that will be traveling to ensure WSF can satisfy U.S. Coast Guard lifesaving equipment requirements. Failure to provide adequate notification may result in delayed travel. Vehicles and drivers will be charged the fare applicable to vehicle size. The special school rate is $10 on routes where one-point toll systems are in effect.
BUNDLED SINGLE FARE BOOKS - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiride media as a customer convenience. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days for delivery times.
FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call.
GROUP OR VOLUME SALES - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop full fare or discounted customer packages or bundle single fare types into multiride media or offer passes for high volume or group users. In pricing these packages, WSF will have discretion to set appropriate volume discounts based on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL EVENTS - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop, create or participate in special events that may include, but not be limited to, contributing or packaging discounted fares in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the income generated by the event.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.315. WSR 17-18-018, § 468-300-010, filed 8/25/17, effective 9/25/17; WSR 15-18-002, § 468-300-010, filed 8/19/15, effective 10/1/15; WSR 13-18-019, § 468-300-010, filed 8/26/13, effective 9/26/13; WSR 11-18-034, § 468-300-010, filed 8/30/11, effective 10/1/11 and 5/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326. WSR 10-24-028, § 468-300-010, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11; WSR 09-19-044, § 468-300-010, filed 9/10/09, effective 10/11/09; WSR 08-08-070, § 468-300-010, filed 3/31/08, effective 5/1/08; WSR 07-08-064, § 468-300-010, filed 3/29/07, effective 5/1/07; WSR 06-08-036, § 468-300-010, filed 3/29/06, effective 5/1/06; WSR 05-10-041, § 468-300-010, filed 4/28/05, effective 6/1/05; WSR 03-08-072, § 468-300-010, filed 4/1/03, effective 5/2/03; WSR 02-09-010, § 468-300-010, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02; WSR 01-11-010, § 468-300-010, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01; WSR 00-24-050, § 468-300-010, filed 11/30/00, effective 12/31/00; WSR 99-08-066, § 468-300-010, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99; WSR 98-08-051, § 468-300-010, filed 3/27/98, effective 4/27/98; WSR 96-05-046 and 96-05-047 (Orders 79 and 80), § 468-300-010, filed 2/16/96, effective 3/19/96; WSR 94-18-014 (Order 77), § 468-300-010, filed 8/25/94, effective 9/25/94; WSR 94-07-104 (Order 75), § 468-300-010, filed 3/18/94, effective 4/18/94; WSR 93-18-005, § 468-300-010, filed 8/19/93, effective 9/19/93; WSR 92-18-005, § 468-300-010, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92; WSR 91-18-022 (Order 72), § 468-300-010, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 89-14-052 (Order 67, Resolution No. 354), § 468-300-010, filed 6/30/89; WSR 89-04-014 (Order 66, Resolution No. 343), § 468-300-010, filed 1/23/89, effective 7/1/89; WSR 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), § 468-300-010, filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.290, 47.60.300 and 47.60.326. WSR 86-24-009 (Order 59, Resolution No. 287), § 468-300-010, filed 11/21/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 86-06-010 (Order 54, Resolution No. 263), § 468-300-010, filed 2/21/86; WSR 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), § 468-300-010, filed 5/3/85; WSR 84-11-052 (Order 42, Resolution Nos. 221 and 222), § 468-300-010, filed 5/17/84; WSR 84-10-002 (Order 41, Resolution No. 218), § 468-300-010, filed 4/20/84; WSR 83-07-062 (Order 33, Resolution No. 175), § 468-300-010, filed 3/22/83; WSR 82-07-063 (Order 28, Resolution No. 143), § 468-300-010, filed 3/22/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325 and 47.56.030. WSR 81-15-099 (Order 23, Resolution No. 117), § 468-300-010, filed 7/22/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. WSR 81-08-044 (Order 17, Resolution No. 104), § 468-300-010, filed 3/31/81; WSR 80-16-012 (Order 16, Resolution No. 90), § 468-300-010, filed 10/27/80; WSR 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), § 468-300-010, filed 4/1/80; WSR 79-09-136 (Order 11, Resolution No. 57), § 468-300-010, filed 9/5/79; WSR 79-04-047 (Order 6, Resolution No. 44), § 468-300-010, filed 3/27/79; WSR 78-06-040 (Order 2, Resolution No. 21), § 468-300-010, filed 5/19/78.]



468-300-020
Vehicle under 22', motorcycle, and stowage ferry tolls.

EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. October 1, 2017
ROUTES
Vehicle Under 14' Incl. Driver One Way7
Vehicle Under 14'
w/Sr Citizen or
Disabled Driver4, 7
Vehicle under 14' Multiride Media
20 Rides2, 7
Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville
9.15
7.50
147.40
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston
11.80
9.70
189.80
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
15.05
12.30
120.90
Mukilteo-Clinton
7.05
5.75
113.80
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez
27.25
20.45
102.50
*Shaw, Orcas
32.75
25.95
123.15
*Friday Harbor
38.85
32.05
146.00
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3
16.15
16.15
64.85
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations
44.65
34.65
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
27.70
21.40
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
(round trip)5
55.15
42.55
N/A
ROUTES
Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Incl. Driver One Way7
Vehicle 14' to Under 22'
w/Sr Citizen or
Disabled Driver4, 7
Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Multiride Media
20 Rides2, 7
Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville
11.60
9.95
186.60
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston
15.00
12.90
241.00
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
19.15
16.40
153.70
Mukilteo-Clinton
8.95
7.65
144.20
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez
34.15
27.35
128.40
*Shaw, Orcas
40.95
34.15
153.90
*Friday Harbor
48.65
41.85
182.75
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3
22.95
22.95
92.05
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations
55.20
45.20
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
34.25
27.95
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
(round trip)5
68.25
55.65
N/A
EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. October 1, 2017
ROUTES
Motorcycle5 Incl.
Driver Stowage1, 7
One Way
Motorcycle w/Sr Citizen or Disabled Driver Stowage1, 7 One Way
Motorcycle Frequent User Commuter
20 Rides2, 7
Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville
5.05
3.40
81.80
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston
6.45
4.35
104.20
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
8.20
5.45
66.10
Mukilteo-Clinton
3.95
2.65
64.20
*Anacortes to Lopez
17.75
10.95
133.75
*Shaw, Orcas
19.10
12.30
143.90
*Friday Harbor
20.65
13.85
155.50
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3
6.50
6.50
N/A
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations
27.00
17.00
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
16.80
10.50
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and
Friday Harbor to Sidney
(round trip)5
33.35
20.75
N/A
 
All fares rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.
*
These routes operate as a one-point toll collection system.
1SIZE - Vehicles under 14' in length shall pay the vehicle under 14' toll. Customers may be required to provide documentation, digitally or on paper, at the tollbooth to prove vehicle length. Documentation may include an owner's manual, materials from an auto research web site, or similar reference material that clearly lists the relevant vehicle specifications. All vehicles from 14' to under 22' in length shall pay the 14' to under 22' toll. Motorcycles towing a trailer and vehicles licensed as motorcycles with three or more wheels that are 8'0" or longer shall pay the appropriate length-based vehicle fare. Motorcycles include both mopeds and motorcycles as defined by RCW 46.04.304 and 46.04.330. Both are considered vehicles for the purposes of vehicle registration, license plate display, and WSF fare determination.
2MULTIRIDE MEDIA - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the media shall not be accepted for passage. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. There shall be no commercial resale of this fare media. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery time. The vehicle/driver multiride card may be used for passage for an attendant driver plus one disabled driver.
3INTER-ISLAND FARES - Tolls collected westbound only. Vehicles traveling between islands may request a single transfer ticket good for one transfer at an intermediate island. The transfer may only be obtained when purchasing the appropriate vehicle fare for inter-island travel (westbound at Lopez, Shaw, or Orcas) and is free of charge. Transfers shall be valid for 24 hours from time of purchase.
4SENIOR CITIZEN, DISABLED DRIVER OR DISABLED ATTENDANT DRIVER - Half fare discount applies to driver portion of the vehicle-driver fare and only when the driver is eligible. Those persons with disabilities who require attendant care while traveling on the ferries, and are so certified by their physician, may obtain an endorsement on their WSF Disability Travel Permit and such endorsement shall allow the attendant, when driving, to have the driver portion of the vehicle fare waived.
5ROUND TRIP - Round trip passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.
6VEHICLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT - Nonrefundable deposits for advance vehicle reservations may be established at a level of from 25 to 100 percent of the applicable fare. This is a deposit toward the fare and not an additional fee, and applies only to those routes where the legislature has approved the use of a reservation system. Where it is operationally necessary (routes where vehicle fares are collected in only one direction or to increase operational efficiency at the terminal) a reservation no-show fee may be used in lieu of a deposit. The no-show fee will be limited to 25 to 100 percent of the equivalent one-way fare and will be charged if the customer does not travel within the same business day as their reserved sailing. Refunds may be available under certain circumstances.
7CAPITAL SURCHARGE - Included is a $0.25 capital surcharge on each single vehicle/driver fare collected. On all multiride cards except for routes serving Vashon Island and the San Juan Islands, there is an included capital surcharge of $5.00. For Vashon Island routes, the included capital surcharge is $2.50 on multiride cards. For motorcycles in the San Juan Islands, the included capital surcharge on multiride cards is $2.50. For vehicles under 22' in the San Juan Islands, the included capital surcharge on multiride cards is $1.25.
RIDE SHARE VEHICLES - A commuter ride share vehicle which carries five or more persons on a regular and expense-sharing basis for the purpose of travel to and from work or school and which is certified as such by a local organization approved by the Washington state ferry system, may purchase for a $20 fee, a permit valid for one year valid only during the hours shown on the permit. The $20.00 fee shall include the driver. Remaining passengers shall pay the applicable passenger fare. Except that the minimum total paid for all passengers in the van shall not be less than four times the applicable passenger fare. Carpools of three or more registered in WSF's preferential loading program must also pay a $20.00 yearly permit fee.
STOWAGE - Stowage carry-on items including kayaks, canoes and other items of comparable size which are typically stowed on the vehicle deck of the vessel shall be charged at the motorcycle rate. This rate includes the walk-on passenger carrying on the item to be stowed.
PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE - A 25% surcharge shall be applied to vehicles from May 1 through September 30 except those using multiride media. A 35% surcharge shall be applied on vehicle fares from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor, except those using multiride media. The resulting fare is rounded to the nearest $0.05 if required.
FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call.
IN-NEED ORGANIZATIONS - For qualified organizations serving in-need clients by providing tickets for transportation on WSF at no cost to clients, program would offer a monthly discount to approximate appropriate multiride media discount rates (20% off base season rates, except for Anacortes to San Juan Islands where it is 35% off base season end of week rates). Appointing bodies (those that appoint Ferry Advisory Committees) will nominate to the Washington State Transportation Commission those organizations that meet the criteria of the program. The Commission will review such nominations and certify those organizations that qualify. The following criteria will be used for nominating and certifying in-need organizations: Nongovernmental and not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is one or more of the following: Help clients with medical issues; provide clients with low-income social services; help clients suffering from domestic violence; provide clients with employment-seeking services; and/or help clients with Social Security. Travel will be initially charged based on full fare and billed monthly. The credits will be approximate based on the discount rates offered to multiride media users applicable on the date of travel.
PENALTY CHARGES - Owner of vehicle without driver will be assessed a $100.00 penalty charge.
PROMOTIONAL TOLLS - A promotional rate may be established at the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specified discount in order to enhance total revenue and effective only at designated times on designated routes. A promotional fare product may also be established to support tourism or other special events. The promotional fare or product may be bundled and sold as part of a multiparty promotional program.
GROUP OR VOLUME SALES - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop full fare or discounted customer packages or bundle single fare types into multiride media or offer passes for high volume or group users. In pricing these packages, WSF will have discretion to set appropriate volume discounts based on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL EVENTS - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop, create or participate in special events that may include, but not be limited to, contributing or packaging discounted fares in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the income generated by the event.
BUNDLED SINGLE FARE MEDIA - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiple trip books as a customer convenience. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery time.
EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. October 1, 2018
ROUTES
Vehicle Under 14' Incl. Driver One Way7
Vehicle Under 14'
w/Sr Citizen or
Disabled Driver4, 7
Vehicle Under 14'
Multiride Media
20 Rides2, 7
Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville
9.35
7.65
150.60
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston
12.05
9.90
193.80
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
15.40
12.60
123.70
Mukilteo-Clinton
7.20
5.90
116.20
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez
27.90
20.95
104.95
*Shaw, Orcas
33.50
26.55
125.95
*Friday Harbor
39.70
32.75
149.20
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3
16.50
16.50
66.25
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations
45.70
35.50
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
28.40
22.00
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
(round trip)5
56.55
43.75
N/A
EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. October 1, 2018
ROUTES
Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Incl. Driver One Way7
Vehicle 14' to Under 22'
w/Sr Citizen or
Disabled Driver4, 7
Vehicle 14' to Under 22' Multiride Media
20 Rides2, 7
Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville6
11.90
10.20
191.40
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston
15.35
13.20
246.60
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
19.60
16.80
157.30
Mukilteo-Clinton
9.15
7.85
147.40
10 Rides - 5 Round Trips
*Anacortes to Lopez6
35.00
28.05
131.55
*Shaw, Orcas6
41.95
35.00
157.65
*Friday Harbor6
49.80
42.85
187.05
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3
23.50
23.50
94.25
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations6
56.55
46.35
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
35.10
28.70
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
(round trip)6
69.95
57.15
N/A
EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. October 1, 2018
ROUTES
Motorcycle5 Incl.
Driver Stowage1, 7
One Way
Motorcycle w/Sr Citizen or Disabled Driver Stowage1, 7 One Way
Motorcycle Frequent User Commuter
20 Rides2, 7
Fauntleroy-Southworth Port Townsend/Coupeville6
5.15
3.45
83.40
Seattle-Bainbridge Island Seattle-Bremerton Edmonds-Kingston
6.60
4.45
106.60
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
8.40
5.60
67.70
Mukilteo-Clinton
4.00
2.70
65.00
*Anacortes to Lopez6
18.10
11.15
136.40
*Shaw, Orcas6
19.50
12.55
146.90
*Friday Harbor6
21.05
14.10
158.50
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3
6.65
6.65
N/A
Anacortes to Sidney and Sidney to all destinations6
27.60
17.40
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
17.20
10.80
N/A
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and
Friday Harbor to Sidney
(round trip)6
34.15
21.35
N/A
 
All fares rounded to the next multiple of $0.05.
*
These routes operate as a one-point toll collection system.
1SIZE - Vehicles under 14' in length shall pay the vehicle under 14' toll. Customers may be required to provide documentation, digitally or on paper, at the tollbooth to prove vehicle length. Documentation may include an owner's manual, materials from an auto research web site, or similar reference material that clearly lists the relevant vehicle specifications. Vehicles from 14' to under 22' shall pay the 14' to under 22' toll. Motorcycles towing a trailer and vehicles licensed as motorcycles with three or more wheels that are 8'0" or longer shall pay the appropriate length-based vehicle fare. Motorcycles include both mopeds and motorcycles as defined by RCW 46.04.304 and 46.04.330. Both are considered vehicles for the purposes of vehicle registration, license plate display, and WSF fare determination.
2MULTIRIDE MEDIA - Shall be valid only for 90 days from date of purchase after which time the media shall not be accepted for passage. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. There shall be no commercial resale of this fare media. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery time. The vehicle/driver multiride card may be used for passage for an attendant driver plus one disabled passenger.
3INTER-ISLAND FARES - Tolls collected westbound only. Vehicles traveling between islands may request a single transfer ticket good for one transfer at an intermediate island. The transfer may only be obtained when purchasing the appropriate vehicle fare for inter-island travel (westbound at Lopez, Shaw, or Orcas) and is free of charge. Transfers shall be valid for 24 hours from time of purchase.
4SENIOR CITIZEN, DISABLED DRIVER OR DISABLED ATTENDANT DRIVER - Half fare discount applies to driver portion of the vehicle-driver fare and only when the driver is eligible. Those persons with disabilities who require attendant care while traveling on the ferries, and are so certified by their physician, may obtain an endorsement on their WSF Disability Travel Permit and such endorsement shall allow the attendant, when driving, to have the driver portion of the vehicle fare waived.
5ROUND TRIP - Round trip passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.
6VEHICLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT - Nonrefundable deposits for advance vehicle reservations may be established at a level of from 25 to 100 percent of the applicable fare. This is a deposit toward the fare and not an additional fee, and applies only to those routes where the legislature has approved the use of a reservation system. Where it is operationally necessary (routes where vehicle fares are collected in only one direction or to increase operational efficiency at the terminal) a reservation no-show fee may be used in lieu of a deposit. The no-show fee will be limited to 25 to 100 percent of the equivalent one-way fare and will be charged if the customer does not travel within the same business day as their reserved sailing. Refunds may be available under certain circumstances.
7CAPITAL SURCHARGE - Included is a $0.25 capital surcharge on each single vehicle/driver fare collected. On all multiride cards except for routes serving Vashon Island and the San Juan Islands, there is an included capital surcharge of $5.00. For Vashon Island routes, the included capital surcharge is $2.50 on multiride cards. For motorcycles in the San Juan Islands, the capital surcharge included on multiride cards is $2.50. For vehicles under 22' in the San Juan Islands, the capital surcharge included on multiride cards is $1.25.
RIDE SHARE VEHICLES - A commuter ride share vehicle which carries five or more persons on a regular and expense-sharing basis for the purpose of travel to and from work or school and which is certified as such by a local organization approved by the Washington state ferry system, may purchase for a $20 fee, a permit valid for one year valid only during the hours shown on the permit. The $20.00 fee shall include the driver. Remaining passengers shall pay the applicable passenger fare. Except that the minimum total paid for all passengers in the van shall not be less than four times the applicable passenger fare. Carpools of three or more registered in WSF's preferential loading program must also pay a $20.00 yearly permit fee.
STOWAGE - Stowage carry-on items including kayaks, canoes and other items of comparable size which are typically stowed on the vehicle deck of the vessel shall be charged at the motorcycle rate. This rate includes the walk-on passenger carrying on the item to be stowed.
PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE - A 25% surcharge shall be applied to vehicles from May 1 through September 30 except those using multiride media. A 35% surcharge shall be applied on vehicle fares from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor, except those using multiride media. The resulting fare is rounded up to the next $0.05 if required.
FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call.
IN-NEED ORGANIZATIONS - For qualified organizations serving in-need clients by providing tickets for transportation on WSF at no cost to clients, program would offer a monthly discount to approximate appropriate multiride media discount rates (20% off base season rates, except for Anacortes to San Juan Islands where it is 35% off base season end of week rates). Appointing bodies (those that appoint Ferry Advisory Committees) will nominate to the Washington State Transportation Commission those organizations that meet the criteria of the program. The Commission will review such nominations and certify those organizations that qualify. The following criteria will be used for nominating and certifying in-need organizations: Nongovernmental and not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is one or more of the following: Help clients with medical issues; provide clients with low-income social services; help clients suffering from domestic violence; provide clients with employment-seeking services; and/or help clients with Social Security. Travel will be initially charged based on full fare and billed monthly. The credits will be approximate based on the discount rates offered to multiride media users applicable on the date of travel.
PENALTY CHARGES - Owner of vehicle without driver will be assessed a $100.00 penalty charge.
PROMOTIONAL TOLLS - A promotional rate may be established at the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, Executive Director for a specified discount in order to enhance total revenue and effective only at designated times on designated routes. A promotional fare product may also be established to support tourism or other special events. The promotional fare or product may be bundled and sold as part of multiparty promotional program.
GROUP OR VOLUME SALES - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop full fare or discounted customer packages or bundle single fare types into multiride media or offer passes for high volume or group users. In pricing these packages, WSF will have discretion to set appropriate volume discounts based on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL EVENTS - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop, create or participate in special events that may include, but not be limited to, contributing or packaging discounted fares in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the income generated by the event.
BUNDLED SINGLE FARE MEDIA - WSF may bundle single fare types into multiple trip books as a customer convenience. Remaining value will not be eligible for refund or exchange. For mail order deliveries, WSF may add additional days to allow for delivery time.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.315. WSR 17-18-018, § 468-300-020, filed 8/25/17, effective 9/25/17; WSR 15-18-002, § 468-300-020, filed 8/19/15, effective 10/1/15; WSR 13-18-019, § 468-300-020, filed 8/26/13, effective 9/26/13; WSR 11-18-034, § 468-300-020, filed 8/30/11, effective 10/1/11 and 5/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326. WSR 10-24-028, § 468-300-020, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11; WSR 09-19-044, § 468-300-020, filed 9/10/09, effective 10/11/09; WSR 08-08-070, § 468-300-020, filed 3/31/08, effective 5/1/08; WSR 07-08-064, § 468-300-020, filed 3/29/07, effective 5/1/07; WSR 06-08-036, § 468-300-020, filed 3/29/06, effective 5/1/06; WSR 05-10-041, § 468-300-020, filed 4/28/05, effective 6/1/05; WSR 03-08-072, § 468-300-020, filed 4/1/03, effective 5/2/03; WSR 02-09-010, § 468-300-020, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02; WSR 01-11-010, § 468-300-020, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01; WSR 00-24-050, § 468-300-020, filed 11/30/00, effective 12/31/00; WSR 99-08-066, § 468-300-020, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99; WSR 98-08-051, § 468-300-020, filed 3/27/98, effective 4/27/98; WSR 96-19-045 (Order 82), § 468-300-020, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96; WSR 94-18-014 (Order 77), § 468-300-020, filed 8/25/94, effective 9/25/94; WSR 94-07-104 (Order 75), § 468-300-020, filed 3/18/94, effective 4/18/94; WSR 93-18-005, § 468-300-020, filed 8/19/93, effective 9/19/93; WSR 92-18-005, § 468-300-020, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92; WSR 91-18-022 (Order 72), § 468-300-020, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 89-14-052 (Order 67, Resolution No. 354), § 468-300-020, filed 6/30/89; WSR 89-04-014 (Order 66, Resolution No. 343), § 468-300-020, filed 1/23/89, effective 7/1/89; WSR 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), § 468-300-020, filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 86-06-010 (Order 54, Resolution No. 263), § 468-300-020, filed 2/21/86; WSR 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), § 468-300-020, filed 5/3/85; WSR 84-11-052 (Order 42, Resolution Nos. 221 and 222), § 468-300-020, filed 5/17/84; WSR 84-10-002 (Order 41, Resolution No. 218), § 468-300-020, filed 4/20/84; WSR 83-07-062 (Order 33, Resolution No. 175), § 468-300-020, filed 3/22/83; WSR 82-07-063 (Order 28, Resolution No. 143), § 468-300-020, filed 3/22/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325 and 47.56.030. WSR 81-15-099 (Order 23, Resolution No. 117), § 468-300-020, filed 7/22/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. WSR 81-08-044 (Order 17, Resolution No. 104), § 468-300-020, filed 3/31/81; WSR 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), § 468-300-020, filed 4/1/80; WSR 79-09-136 (Order 11, Resolution No. 57), § 468-300-020, filed 9/5/79; WSR 79-04-047 (Order 6, Resolution No. 44), § 468-300-020, filed 3/27/79; WSR 78-06-040 (Order 2, Resolution No. 21), § 468-300-020, filed 5/19/78.]



468-300-040
Oversize vehicle ferry tolls.

EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. October 1, 2017
Oversize Vehicle Ferry Tolls1
Overall Unit Length - Including Driver
ROUTES
22' To
Under 30'
Under 7'2"
High5
22' To
Under 30'
Over 7'2"
High5
30' To
Under 40'5
40' To Under 50'5
50' To
Under 60'5
60' To under 70'5
70' To and include 80'5
Cost Per
Ft. Over
80' @
Fauntleroy-Southworth
Port Townsend/Coupeville
17.70
35.15
46.75
58.40
70.00
81.65
93.25
1.15
Seattle-Bainbridge Island
Seattle/Bremerton
Edmonds-Kingston
22.90
45.55
60.65
75.75
90.85
105.95
121.05
1.50
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
29.25
58.25
77.55
96.90
116.20
135.55
154.85
1.95
Mukilteo-Clinton
13.65
27.00
35.90
44.80
53.70
62.60
71.50
0.90
*Anacortes to Lopez2
52.35
104.45
139.15
173.90
208.65
243.35
278.10
3.50
*Anacortes to Shaw, Orcas2
62.80
125.30
166.95
208.65
250.30
292.00
333.65
4.15
*Anacortes to Friday Harbor
74.55
148.85
198.35
247.90
297.40
346.95
396.45
4.95
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3
35.15
70.00
93.25
116.50
139.75
163.05
186.30
N/A
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney to all destinations
85.45
85.45
113.90
142.30
170.70
199.10
227.50
2.85
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
53.05
53.05
70.60
88.20
105.80
123.40
140.95
1.75
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)4
105.85
105.85
140.95
176.15
211.35
246.55
281.65
3.50
1OVERSIZE VEHICLES - Includes all vehicles 22 feet in length and longer regardless of type: Commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, vehicles under 22' pulling trailers, etc. Length shall include vehicle and load to its furthest extension. Overheight charge is included in oversize vehicle toll. Vehicles wider than 8'6" pay double the fare applicable to their length. Private and commercial passenger buses or other passenger vehicles pay the applicable oversize vehicle tolls. Public transit buses and drivers shall travel free upon display of an annual permit which may be purchased for $10. Upon presentation by either the driver or passenger of a WSF Disability Travel Permit, Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes disability, vehicles 22-30 feet in length and over 7'2" in height shall be charged the 22-30 foot length and under 7'2" in height fare for vehicles equipped with wheelchair lift or other feature designed to accommodate the person with the disability.
2TRANSFERS - Tolls collected westbound only. Oversize vehicles traveling westbound from Anacortes may purchase a single intermediate transfer when first purchasing the appropriate fare. The transfer is valid for a 24-hour period and is priced as follows: $64.40 base season, $86.80 peak season.
3INTER-ISLAND - Tolls collected westbound only. Vehicles traveling between islands may request a single transfer ticket good for one transfer at an intermediate island. The transfer may only be obtained when purchasing the appropriate vehicle fare for inter-island travel (westbound at Lopez, Shaw, or Orcas) and is free of charge. Transfers shall be valid for 24 hours from time of purchase.
4ROUND TRIP - Round trip passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.
5CAPITAL SURCHARGE - There is an included $0.25 capital surcharge on each single vehicle/driver fare collected.
BULK NEWSPAPERS - Per 100 lbs. $2.85 (Shipments exceeding 60,000 lbs. in any month shall be assessed $1.42 per 100 lbs.). Daily newspapers, in bundles, to be received and delivered without receipt and subject to owner's risk, will be transported between ferry terminals on regular scheduled sailings.
VEHICLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT - Nonrefundable deposits for advanced reservations may be established at a level of from 25 to 100 percent of the applicable fare. This is a deposit toward the fare and not an additional fee, and applies only to those routes where the legislature has approved the use of a reservation system. Where it is operationally necessary (routes where vehicle fares are collected in only one direction or to increase operational efficiency at the terminal) a reservation no-show fee may be used in lieu of a deposit. The no-show fee will be limited to 25 to 100 percent of the equivalent one-way fare and will be charged if the customer does not travel within the same business day as their reserved sailing. Refunds may be available under certain special circumstances.
PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE - A peak season surcharge shall apply to all oversize vehicles from May 1 through September 30. The oversize fare shall be determined based on the peak-season car-and-driver fare and the analogous oversize vehicle fare, calculated with the same factor as the oversize base seasons fares are to the base season under 20 foot fare. The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle. The resulting fare is rounded up to the next $0.05 if required.
SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS - Discounts of 50% for the driver of the above vehicles shall apply. Senior citizen discount is determined by subtracting full-fare passenger rate and adding half-fare passenger rate. The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle.
PENALTY CHARGES - Owner of vehicle without driver will be assessed a $100.00 penalty charge.
COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS - Commercial customers making 12 or more, one-way crossings per week (Sunday through Saturday) will qualify for a 10% discount from the regular ferry tolls. WSF will provide a commercial account program that will be prepaid and offer access to volume discounts based on travel, revenue or other criteria in accordance with WSF business rules. On an annual basis, commercial accounts will pay a $50 nonrefundable account maintenance fee.
GROUP OR VOLUME SALES - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop full fare or discounted customer packages or bundle single fare types into multiple trip books or offer passes for high volume or group users. In pricing these packages, WSF will have discretion to set appropriate volume discounts based on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL EVENTS - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop, create or participate in special events that may include, but not be limited to, contributing or packaging discounted fares in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the income generated by the event.
FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call.
EMERGENCY TRIPS DURING NONSERVICE HOURS - While at locations where crew is on duty charge shall be equal to the cost of fuel consumed to make emergency trip. Such trips shall only be offered as a result of official requests from an emergency services agency and only in the case of no reasonable alternative.
DISCLAIMER - Under no circumstances does Washington state ferries warrant the availability of ferry service at a given date or time; nor does it warrant the availability of space on board a vessel on a given sailing.
EFFECTIVE 03:00 A.M. October 1, 2018
Oversize Vehicle Ferry Tolls1
Overall Unit Length - Including Driver
ROUTES
22' To
Under 30'
Under 7'2"
High5
22' To
Under 30'
Over 7'2"
High5
30' To
Under 40'5
40' To Under 50'5
50' To
Under 60'5
60' To under 70'5
70' To and include 80'5
Cost Per
Ft. Over
80' @
Fauntleroy-Southworth
Port Townsend/Coupeville
17.70
35.15
46.75
58.40
70.00
81.65
93.25
1.15
Seattle-Bainbridge Island
Seattle/Bremerton
Edmonds-Kingston
22.90
45.55
60.65
75.75
90.85
105.95
121.05
1.50
*Fauntleroy-Vashon
*Southworth-Vashon
*Pt. Defiance-Tahlequah
29.25
58.25
77.55
96.90
116.20
135.55
154.85
1.95
Mukilteo-Clinton
13.65
27.00
35.90
44.80
53.70
62.60
71.50
0.90
*Anacortes to Lopez2
52.35
104.45
139.15
173.90
208.65
243.35
278.10
3.50
*Anacortes to Shaw, Orcas2
62.80
125.30
166.95
208.65
250.30
292.00
333.65
4.15
*Anacortes to Friday Harbor
74.55
148.85
198.35
247.90
297.40
346.95
396.45
4.95
Between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor3
35.15
70.00
93.25
116.50
139.75
163.05
186.30
N/A
International Travel
Anacortes to Sidney to all destinations
85.45
85.45
113.90
142.30
170.70
199.10
227.50
2.85
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney
53.05
53.05
70.60
88.20
105.80
123.40
140.95
1.75
Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and Friday Harbor to Sidney (round trip)4
105.85
105.85
140.95
176.15
211.35
246.55
281.65
3.50
1OVERSIZE VEHICLES - Includes all vehicles 22 feet in length and longer regardless of type: Commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, vehicles under 22' pulling trailers, etc. Length shall include vehicle and load to its furthest extension. Overheight charge is included in oversize vehicle toll. Vehicles wider than 8'6" pay double the fare applicable to their length. Private and commercial passenger buses or other passenger vehicles pay the applicable oversize vehicle tolls. Public transit buses and drivers shall travel free upon display of an annual permit which may be purchased for $10. Upon presentation by either the driver or passenger of a WSF Disability Travel Permit, Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes disability, vehicles 22-30 feet in length and over 7'2" in height shall be charged the 22-30 foot length and under 7'2" in height fare for vehicles equipped with wheelchair lift or other feature designed to accommodate the person with the disability.
2TRANSFERS - Tolls collected westbound only. Oversize vehicles traveling westbound from Anacortes may purchase a single intermediate transfer when first purchasing the appropriate fare. The transfer is valid for a 24-hour period and is priced as follows: $66.00 base season, $88.95 peak season.
3INTER-ISLAND - Tolls collected westbound only. Vehicles traveling between islands may request a single transfer ticket good for one transfer at an intermediate island. The transfer may only be obtained when purchasing the appropriate vehicle fare for inter-island travel (westbound at Lopez, Shaw, or Orcas) and is free of charge. Transfers shall be valid for 24 hours from time of purchase.
4ROUND TRIP - Round trip passage for international travel available for trips beginning or ending on one of the islands served.
5CAPITAL SURCHARGE - There is included an additional $0.25 capital surcharge on each single vehicle/driver fare collected.
BULK NEWSPAPERS - Per 100 lbs. $2.85 (Shipments exceeding 60,000 lbs. in any month shall be assessed $1.42 per 100 lbs.). Daily newspapers, in bundles, to be received and delivered without receipt and subject to owner's risk, will be transported between ferry terminals on regular scheduled sailings.
VEHICLE RESERVATION DEPOSIT - Nonrefundable deposits for advanced reservations may be established at a level of from 25 to 100 percent of the applicable fare. This is a deposit toward the fare and not an additional fee, and applies only to those routes where the legislature has approved the use of a reservation system. Where it is operationally necessary (routes where vehicle fares are collected in only one direction or to increase operational efficiency at the terminal) a reservation no-show fee may be used in lieu of a deposit. The no-show fee will be limited to 25 to 100 percent of the equivalent one-way fare and will be charged if the customer does not travel within the same business day as their reserved sailing. Refunds may be available under certain special circumstances.
PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE - A peak season surcharge shall apply to all oversize vehicles from May 1 through September 30. The oversize fare shall be determined based on the peak-season car-and-driver fare and the analogous oversize vehicle fare, calculated with the same factor as the oversize base seasons fares are to the base season under 20 foot fare. The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle. The resulting fare is rounded up to the next $0.05 if required.
SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS - Discounts of 50% for the driver of the above vehicles shall apply. Senior citizen discount is determined by subtracting full-fare passenger rate and adding half-fare passenger rate. The senior citizen discount shall apply to the driver of an oversize vehicle.
PENALTY CHARGES - Owner of vehicle without driver will be assessed a $100.00 penalty charge.
COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT - Commercial customers, making 12 or more, one-way crossings per week (Sunday through Saturday) will qualify for a 10% discount from the regular ferry tolls. WSF will provide a commercial account program that will be prepaid and offer access to volume discounts based on travel, revenue or other criteria in accordance with WSF business rules. On an annual basis, commercial accounts will pay a $50 nonrefundable account maintenance fee.
GROUP OR VOLUME SALES - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop full fare or discounted customer packages or bundle single fare types into multiple trip books or offer passes for high volume or group users. In pricing these packages, WSF will have discretion to set appropriate volume discounts based on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL EVENTS - In order to increase total revenues, WSF may develop, create or participate in special events that may include, but not be limited to, contributing or packaging discounted fares in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the income generated by the event.
FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DISTRICT FARE CONSIDERATION - At the discretion of the WSF Assistant Secretary, WSF may authorize no-fare or discounted fare passage on scheduled and/or special ferry sailings for fire departments and fire districts that provide contracted fire protection services for WSF ferry terminals and/or other WSF facilities within their jurisdiction. Such passage shall be considered full and complete consideration for such fire protection services, in lieu of annual payments for such services, to be so noted in such fire protection agreements. The scope of such authorization includes designated fire department and fire district vehicles (see below), drivers and passengers en route to and from an emergency call, on ferry routes with a WSF terminal and/or other WSF facility served by a fire department or fire district pursuant to a WSF fire protection service agreement. Authorized vehicles may include public fire department and fire district medical aid units, fire trucks, incident command and/or other vehicles dispatched to and returning from an emergency call.
EMERGENCY TRIPS DURING NONSERVICE HOURS - While at locations where crew is on duty charge shall be equal to the cost of fuel consumed to make emergency trip. Such trips shall only be offered as a result of official requests from an emergency services agency and only in the case of no reasonable alternative.
DISCLAIMER - Under no circumstances does Washington state ferries warrant the availability of ferry service at a given date or time; nor does it warrant the availability of space on board a vessel on a given sailing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.315. WSR 17-18-018, § 468-300-040, filed 8/25/17, effective 9/25/17; WSR 15-18-002, § 468-300-040, filed 8/19/15, effective 10/1/15; WSR 13-18-019, § 468-300-040, filed 8/26/13, effective 9/26/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.315, and 2010 c 247 § 205(1). WSR 12-10-032, § 468-300-040, filed 4/25/12, effective 6/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.315. WSR 11-18-034, § 468-300-040, filed 8/30/11, effective 10/1/11 and 5/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326. WSR 10-24-028, § 468-300-040, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11; WSR 09-19-044, § 468-300-040, filed 9/10/09, effective 10/11/09; WSR 08-08-070, § 468-300-040, filed 3/31/08, effective 5/1/08; WSR 07-08-064, § 468-300-040, filed 3/29/07, effective 5/1/07; WSR 06-08-036, § 468-300-040, filed 3/29/06, effective 5/1/06; WSR 05-10-041, § 468-300-040, filed 4/28/05, effective 6/1/05; WSR 03-08-072, § 468-300-040, filed 4/1/03, effective 5/2/03; WSR 02-09-010, § 468-300-040, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02; WSR 01-11-010, § 468-300-040, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01; WSR 00-24-050, § 468-300-040, filed 11/30/00, effective 12/31/00; WSR 99-08-066, § 468-300-040, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99; WSR 98-08-051, § 468-300-040, filed 3/27/98, effective 4/27/98; WSR 96-19-045 (Order 82), § 468-300-040, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96; WSR 94-18-014 (Order 77), § 468-300-040, filed 8/25/94, effective 9/25/94; WSR 94-07-104 (Order 75), § 468-300-040, filed 3/18/94, effective 4/18/94; WSR 93-18-005, § 468-300-040, filed 8/19/93, effective 9/19/93; WSR 92-18-005, § 468-300-040, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92; WSR 91-18-022 (Order 72), § 468-300-040, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 89-14-052 (Order 67, Resolution No. 354), § 468-300-040, filed 6/30/89; WSR 89-04-014 (Order 66, Resolution No. 343), § 468-300-040, filed 1/23/89, effective 7/1/89; WSR 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), § 468-300-040, filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.290, 47.60.300 and 47.60.326. WSR 86-24-009 (Order 59, Resolution No. 287), § 468-300-040, filed 11/21/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 86-06-010 (Order 54, Resolution No. 263), § 468-300-040, filed 2/21/86; WSR 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), § 468-300-040, filed 5/3/85; WSR 84-11-052 (Order 42, Resolution Nos. 221 and 222), § 468-300-040, filed 5/17/84; WSR 83-07-062 (Order 33, Resolution No. 175), § 468-300-040, filed 3/22/83; WSR 82-18-009 (Order 29, Resolution No. 153), § 468-300-040, filed 8/20/82; WSR 82-07-063 (Order 28, Resolution No. 143), § 468-300-040, filed 3/22/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325 and 47.56.030. WSR 81-15-099 (Order 23, Resolution No. 117), § 468-300-040, filed 7/22/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.325. WSR 81-08-044 (Order 17, Resolution No. 104), § 468-300-040, filed 3/31/81; WSR 80-04-104 (Order 15, Resolution No. 72), § 468-300-040, filed 4/1/80; WSR 79-09-136 (Order 11, Resolution No. 57), § 468-300-040, filed 9/5/79; WSR 79-04-047 (Order 6, Resolution No. 44), § 468-300-040, filed 3/27/79; WSR 78-06-040 (Order 2, Resolution No. 21), § 468-300-040, filed 5/19/78.]



468-300-080
Fuel surcharge.

(1) In order to manage the financial risk associated with fuel price volatility, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Washington state transportation commission to implement a fuel surcharge as an added component to the regular posted fares for passage on vessels operated by Washington state ferries (WSF) to mitigate the financial impacts associated with unexpected increases in fuel prices which exceed those incorporated in WSF's fuel budget. The total ferry fare charged will consist of the base fare plus an automatic, incremental, additional surcharge as calculated according to the formula set forth in this rule.
(2) The method for calculating the fuel surcharge amount shall be as follows:
(a) Determine excess fuel costs for the current quarter by subtracting budgeted fuel costs from actual fuel costs for the quarter. For the purposes of this rule, quarters shall be consistent with the state fiscal year definition of quarters.
(b) To minimize lags in the application of this rule, the quarter will be closed one month prior to the actual end of the quarter, and an estimate of actual costs will be prepared to account for the third month and any lags in accounting for actual purchases.
(c) The estimate of costs for the missing month shall be developed as follows:
(i) Estimated fuel costs for the third month of the quarter will be based on the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) daily contract average rack prices for ultra low-sulfur dyed diesel fuel for the first fifteen days of the missing month as reported by the Washington state department of general administration's office of state procurement for Tacoma and Anacortes fuel price data as of the cutoff date.
(ii) Applicable taxes and fees are added to the Anacortes and Tacoma rack prices to derive total estimated cost per gallon for purchases at Anacortes and Tacoma on the missing days.
(iii) Total price per gallon is multiplied by budgeted gallons of fuel for the missing month in the quarter, where gallons are split into estimated purchases at Anacortes and Tacoma prices based on the year-to-date shares of gallons purchased at Tacoma and Anacortes rack prices.
(d) Net excess fuel costs for the quarter shall be determined on the basis of the current estimate of the excess fuel costs for the quarter plus an accounting for the following:
(i) Any necessary reconciliation from the previous quarter's estimate of actual costs once full accounting of actual costs is complete.
(ii) Any necessary adjustments to ensure actual costs reflect budget assumptions regarding the appropriate share of biodiesel fuel or total diesel gallons to be purchased. Where actual gallons purchased or share of biodiesel vary from the assumptions used to develop the budget, the actual costs shall be reduced by the amount that these variations may have increased costs beyond the amounts assumed in the budget appropriation.
(iii) Subtracting any fuel surcharge revenues collected in the current quarter.
(iv) Adding net excess fuel costs from the previous quarter.
(e) Calculate an excess fuel cost percentage by dividing adjusted excess fuel costs by the current quarter's budgeted fuel costs.
(f) A fuel surcharge amount is then calculated as follows:
(i) Multiply the excess fuel cost percentage by the share of budgeted fuel costs to total operating costs for the current biennium (defined as the specific fuel appropriation divided by the total appropriation made to "Program X - Marine" as provided in the current transportation budget and supporting financial plan); then
(ii) Divide the result by the farebox recovery rate for the current biennium (defined as the fare revenue target divided by total appropriation to "Program X - Marine" as provided in the current transportation budget and supporting financial plan).
(3) A fuel surcharge shall be determined based on the calculation of the surcharge amount (as defined in subsection (2)(f) of this section) and applied to applicable fares as follows:
(a) If the surcharge amount is less than 2.5%, then a fuel surcharge shall not be applied.
(b) If the surcharge amount is equal to or greater than 2.5%, then the surcharge shall be determined as follows:
(i) Surcharge amount is equal to or greater than 2.5% and less than 5% then the surcharge shall be 2.5% of the applicable fare.
(ii) Surcharge amount is equal to or greater than 5% and less than 7.5% then the surcharge shall be 5% of the applicable fare.
(iii) Surcharge amount is equal to or greater than 7.5% and less than 10% then the surcharge shall be 7.5% of the applicable fare.
(iv) Surcharge amount is 10% or greater, the surcharge shall be 10% of the applicable fare.
(c) The surcharge shall be applied to all fares, with resulting fares rounded to the nearest nickel.
(4) WSF shall estimate the need for a fuel surcharge on a quarterly basis, based upon the formula prescribed in this rule, and if a surcharge is to be added or modified, then the department shall:
(a) Notify ORCA partners and customers of the pending surcharge changes at least thirty days prior to implementation of said changes.
(b) Make all surcharge changes effective on the first of the month.
(5) Excess fuel costs shall be reset to zero at the beginning of the biennium.
(6) The amount of any fuel surcharge shall be shown separately on customer receipts.
(7) WSF shall provide an annual report to the legislature, OFM, and the Washington state transportation commission summarizing its fuel cost mitigation activities, including how the department has managed its costs as well as the application, performance and impact of fuel surcharges pursuant to this authority.
(8) To facilitate understanding on the part of WSF customers and to ensure a transparent process, an explanation of how the surcharge is applied, including a summary of the actual calculation of the surcharge percentage, shall be described on the WSF web site.
(9) This rule goes into effect on October 1, 2011.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.315. WSR 13-18-019, § 468-300-080, filed 8/26/13, effective 9/26/13; WSR 11-18-034, § 468-300-080, filed 8/30/11, effective 10/1/11 and 5/1/12.]



468-300-100
Leases of facilities and facility space.

(1) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the department to lease toll and ferry facilities and toll and ferry facility space in excess of current needs where feasible and where such lease will not interfere with the normal functioning or the primary operation of the toll or ferry facility. Such leasing should promote maximum use of the toll or ferry facility and constitute a benefit to the taxpayers of the state.
(2) The department is hereby authorized to lease toll or ferry facility property, and food, drink, amusement machine, and similar concessions for periods of up to five years, (except for the Seattle ferry terminal facilities which may be leased for periods of up to ten years) upon public advertisement for bids as follows:
(a) A call for bids shall be published once a week for at least two consecutive weeks preceding the day set for receiving and opening of bids, in not less than two newspapers, both of general circulation in the state.
In the event that the estimated fair market rental value per year of any lease is less than $5,000, then the call for bids need be published only in one paper of general circulation in the county where the lease is located. The final publication shall be at least two days prior to the day set for receiving and opening of bids. The call for bids shall state the time, place and date for receiving and opening bids, give a brief description of the facilities or space to be rented, and contain such special provisions or limitations and specifications as may be necessary to comply with applicable statutes and the policy described above.
(b) Award shall be made to the responsive responsible bidder whose proposal is most advantageous to the state. Factors to be considered in making the award shall include, but not be limited to: (i) The monetary return to the state; (ii) the safety and comfort of the traveling public; (iii) the stability and reliability of the proposed operation; and (iv) the acceptability of the proposed operation with ferry system operational requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 85-11-007 (Order 44, Resolution No. 241), § 468-300-100, filed 5/3/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.140. WSR 80-09-056 (Order 57), § 468-300-100, filed 7/15/80. Formerly WAC 466-06-010.]



468-300-220
Calculation of charter rates for vessels owned by the Washington state ferry system.

Pursuant to chapter 323, Laws of 1997, vessels owned by the Washington state ferry system may be made available for charter subject to operational availability. Execution of a charter agreement as set forth in the statute must precede a commitment to charter. The actual hourly vessel operating costs for establishing the rates to be charged for vessel charters are calculated by the Washington state ferry system and published on its public web site, with updates on an annual or other periodic basis.
The rate for an individual charter will be calculated by:
(1) Multiplying the actual hourly operating cost for the vessel that is chartered by the number of hours, or fraction thereof, for which the vessel is chartered;
(2) Adding labor costs, mileage and per diem expenses to determine the total actual cost if the particular charter requires a crew callout; and
(3) Increasing the total actual cost calculated pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) of this section by an appropriate profit margin based on market conditions, and rounding to the nearest fifty dollars.
In the case of charters for the transport of hazardous materials, the transporter is required to pay for all legs necessary to complete the charter, even if the vessel is simultaneously engaged in an operational voyage on behalf of the Washington state ferry system.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.315. WSR 17-18-018, § 468-300-220, filed 8/25/17, effective 9/25/17; WSR 15-18-002, § 468-300-220, filed 8/19/15, effective 10/1/15; WSR 13-18-019, § 468-300-220, filed 8/26/13, effective 9/26/13; WSR 11-18-034, § 468-300-220, filed 8/30/11, effective 10/1/11 and 5/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326. WSR 10-24-028, § 468-300-220, filed 11/19/10, effective 1/1/11; WSR 09-19-044, § 468-300-220, filed 9/10/09, effective 10/11/09; WSR 07-08-064, § 468-300-220, filed 3/29/07, effective 5/1/07; WSR 06-08-036, § 468-300-220, filed 3/29/06, effective 5/1/06; WSR 05-10-041, § 468-300-220, filed 4/28/05, effective 6/1/05; WSR 03-08-072, § 468-300-220, filed 4/1/03, effective 5/2/03; WSR 02-09-010, § 468-300-220, filed 4/5/02, effective 5/6/02; WSR 01-11-010, § 468-300-220, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01; WSR 99-08-066, § 468-300-220, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99; WSR 98-08-051, § 468-300-220, filed 3/27/98, effective 4/27/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.01.061, 47.56.032 and 1997 c 323. WSR 97-15-110 (Order 83), § 468-300-220, filed 7/22/97, effective 8/22/97.]



468-300-600
Policy governing distribution of materials on ferry vessels and at ferry terminals.

No person shall display, distribute or place, for any commercial purpose, any promotion or trade stimulation materials of any kind, including but not limited to any brochure, map, flyer, sign or insignia, aboard any ferry vessel, within any ferry terminal, upon any publicly owned areas adjacent to the ferry terminals, or on or within any other toll facility of the department of transportation, except as may otherwise be authorized by the department.
[Statutory Authority: 1977 ex.s. c 151. WSR 79-01-033 (DOT Order 10 and Comm. Order 1, Resolution No. 13), § 468-300-600, filed 12/20/78. Formerly WAC 252-85-010.]



468-300-610
No smoking areas.

Each passenger carrying state operated ferry shall have specific areas designated by "no smoking" signs where smoking is prohibited. Smoking is prohibited in those areas of all such ferries where "no smoking" signs are posted.
[Statutory Authority: 1977 ex.s. c 151. WSR 79-01-033 (DOT Order 10 and Comm. Order 1, Resolution No. 13), § 468-300-610, filed 12/20/78. Formerly WAC 252-85-050.]



468-300-700
Preferential loading.

In order to protect public health, safety and commerce; to encourage more efficient use of the ferry system; and to reduce dependency on single occupant private automobiles:
(1) Preferential loading privileges on vessels operated by Washington state ferries (WSF), exempting vehicles from the standard first-come first-served rule, shall be granted in the order set forth below:
(a) An emergency medical vehicle, medical unit, aid unit, or ambulance dispatched to and returning from an emergency or nonemergency call while in service. Up to one additional vehicle may accompany a qualifying emergency medical vehicle or authorized med-evac when going to, but not when returning from, an emergency.
(b) A public police or fire vehicle only when responding to an emergency call, but not when returning from either an emergency or a nonemergency call. However, these vehicles will receive priority loading when they are returning from either an emergency or nonemergency call to Vashon Island or the San Juan Islands.
(c) A public utility or public utility support vehicle only when responding to an emergency call, but not when returning from either an emergency or a nonemergency call.
(d) Preferential loading may be granted for vehicles carrying passengers needing to accompany a family member who is being transported by an emergency vehicle, which requires the customer's timely access to the vessel's destination.
(e) Specific to routes without reservations where a vehicle occupant states that an extended wait would cause detrimental health risks to a vehicle occupant, that vehicle will be allowed preferential loading whenever the afflicted occupant has provided a medical form certified by a physician that such preferential loading is required.
However, when that vehicle occupant has not submitted the proper medical form, preferential loading will be permissible based upon appropriate terminal staff determination.
(f) Specific to routes with reservations, where a vehicle occupant provides a medical form certified by a physician that the occupant is returning from a medical appointment or has been discharged from the hospital and that an extended wait would cause detrimental health risks, that vehicle will be allowed preferential loading.
(g) Specific to routes with reservations (defined in subsections (4) through (10) of this section), a vehicle with a reservation, presenting proof of that reservation.
(h) Specific to routes with reservations where reservations are available to all vehicles from a terminal, vehicles identified in subsection (4)(a)(i) through (v) of this section receive preferential loading only if they have a reservation.
(i) A visibly marked school vehicle owned, operated, or sponsored by a school** when operating on regular schedules preapproved by the WSF or when advance notice is provided to each affected WSF terminal (**as defined in RCW 28A.150.010 (K-12), RCW 28A.150.020 (public schools), RCW 28A.195.010 (K-12 private schools), and RCW 28B.195.070 (secondary schools)).
(j) A visibly marked, preapproved or regularly scheduled publicly or privately owned public transportation vehicle** operating under a Washington state utilities and transportation commission certificate for public convenience and necessity (**as defined in RCW 81.68.010 (regular route/fixed termini), RCW 81.70.010 (charter and excursion)).
(k) A visibly marked nonprofit or publicly supported transportation vehicle** having provided each affected WSF terminal with advance notice and presenting a WSF permit making it readily identifiable as a public transportation vehicle (**as defined in chapter 81.66 RCW (private, nonprofit special needs)).
(l) A visibly marked and randomly scheduled private for profit transportation vehicle** operating under a Washington state utilities and transportation commission certificate for public convenience and necessity traveling on routes where WSF is the only major access for land-based traffic only when that private for profit transportation vehicle has provided each affected WSF terminal with a preapproved schedule and/or advance notice of its proposed sailing(s), (**as defined in chapter 81.68 RCW (regular route/fixed termini), chapter 81.70 RCW (charter and excursion), chapter 81.66 RCW (private nonprofit special needs), chapter 46.72 RCW (private, for hire)).
(m) A ride-sharing vehicle for persons with special transportation needs** transporting a minimum of three elderly and/or disabled riders or two elderly and/or disabled riders and an attendant presenting WSF ride-share registration program permit only when the operator of that vehicle has provided each affected WSF terminal with advance notice of its proposed sailing(s) (**as defined in RCW 46.74.010 (ride sharing for persons with special transportation needs)).
(n) A visibly marked, public ride-share vehicle** owned by a transit agency and leased out to members of the public through the transit agency's registration program only when the operator of that vehicle has provided each affected WSF terminal with advance notice of its proposed sailing(s) (**as defined in RCW 46.74.010 (commuter ride sharing)).
(o) A privately owned commuter ride-share vehicle** that visibly presents WSF approved identification markings readily identifiable by the public. There must be a minimum of three occupants in any such vehicle to receive preferential loading. Any such ride-share vehicle must be registered and in good standing in the WSF ride-share registration program (**as defined by RCW 46.74.010 (commuter ride sharing)).
(p) Specific to the Anacortes-San Juan Islands routes, a vehicle carrying livestock and traveling on routes where Washington state ferries is the only major access for land-based traffic, where such livestock (i) is raised for commercial purposes and is recognized by the department of agriculture, county agriculture soil and conservation service, as raised on a farm; or (ii) is traveling to participate in a 4H event sanctioned by a county extension agent.
(q) Specific to the Anacortes-San Juan Islands routes and until reservations are available for general purpose traffic to and from the San Juan Islands, home health care workers engaged in travel to and from patient visits.
(r) Specific to the Seattle-Bainbridge and Edmonds-Kingston ferry routes, where a vehicle occupant claims that an extended wait would cause detrimental health risks to their livestock en route to veterinarian services not available in the local community, that vehicle will be allowed preferential loading whenever the vehicle occupant has provided a medical form certified by a veterinarian that such preferential loading is required.
(s) Specific to the Fauntleroy-Vashon, Seattle-Bainbridge, Mukilteo-Clinton, and Anacortes-San Juan ferry routes, any mail delivery vehicle with proper documentation from the U.S. Postal Service showing that such vehicle is in the actual process of delivering mail.
(t) Vehicles 22 feet and over in length engaged in the conduct of commerce and/or transportation of passengers where and when WSF management has determined that the sale of vehicle space may promote higher utilization of available route capacity and an increase in revenues.
(u) An oversized or overweight vehicle (22 feet and over in length, and/or over 8 1/2 feet in width, and 80,000 lbs. or greater in weight) requiring transport at special times due to tidal conditions, vessel assignments, or availability of space.
(v) A scheduled bicycle group as determined by WSF only when a representative of that group has provided WSF with advance notice of the proposed travel schedule.
(2) Preferential loading privileges shall be subject to the following conditions:
(a) Privileges shall be granted only where physical facilities are deemed by WSF management to be adequate to allow granting the privilege and achieving an efficient operation.
(b) Subject to specified exceptions, documentation outlining qualifications for preferential loading and details of travel will be required in advance from all agencies, companies, or individuals requesting such privileges.
(c) Privileges may be limited to specified time periods as determined by WSF management.
(d) Privileges may require a minimum frequency of travel, as determined by WSF management.
(e) Privileges may be limited to a specific number of vehicle deck spaces and passenger capacity for any one sailing.
(f) Privileges may require arriving at the ferry terminal at a specified time prior to the scheduled sailing.
(3) To obtain more information about the documentation required and conditions imposed under subsection (2) of this section, call WSF's general information number, 206-464-6400, or a terminal on a route for which the preferential boarding right is requested.
THE REMAINING SUBSECTIONS PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON VEHICLE RESERVATIONS, REFERENCED UNDER SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION.
(4) Vehicle reservation system intent.
(a) The intent of the vehicle reservation system is:
(i) To reduce queuing and congestion outside of ferry terminals;
(ii) To maximize the use of existing assets;
(iii) To provide enhanced customer service and travel predictability, spontaneity, and flexibility;
(iv) To manage demand by shifting discretionary trips from peak to off-peak sailings;
(v) To recognize the uniqueness of each different route;
(vi) To allow WSF flexibility to manage the system to best balance the needs of customers, communities, and WSF.
(b) Ferry customers are not required to make a reservation in order to travel on a Washington state ferry.
(5) Definitions.
(a) "Business account program" is a reservations program for customers who have an active business account with WSF.
(b) "Business account program member" is an individual or business who has an active business account with WSF.
(c) "Business reservation" is a vehicle reservation made by a business account program member.
(d) "General customer" is an individual or business that has purchased or is planning to purchase a reservation on a Washington state ferry and does not participate in WSF's business, carpool, or vanpool reservations account programs.
(e) "General reservation" is a vehicle reservation made by a general customer.
(f) "Operational day" begins at 3:00 a.m. and ends at 2:59 a.m.
(g) "Reservation holder" is a ferry customer who has acquired a vehicle reservation.
(h) "Reserved space" is space within the vehicle deck space available for vehicle reservations that has been secured by a customer by making a business, or general reservation on that sailing.
(i) "Service interruption" is an event that causes WSF to not be able to run according to the published schedule.
(j) "Terms of use" refers to the agreement customers must read and agree to before their transaction to make a reservation is complete.
(k) "Unreservable space" is all space on a vessel that has not been reserved, or is not available to be reserved.
(l) "Vehicle deck space available for vehicle reservations" is the amount of vehicle deck space on a given vessel that WSF will allow to be reserved. All other space on the vessel is unreservable space.
(6) Modification of these regulations. WSF management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify portions of these regulations including the schedule of reservations charges and the terms of use in accordance with its regulations and applicable laws.
(7) Properties of a vehicle reservation.
(a) A vehicle reservation gives a ferry customer the right to travel at a specific date and time on a specific route with a vehicle of a specific size, as declared at the time of booking, subject to the priority loading conditions set forth in subsections (1) and (2) of this section. This right may be withdrawn at WSF's discretion due to service interruptions; or customer behavior that is inappropriate or dangerous.
(b) A vehicle reservation is not a ticket. Customers with reservations must purchase a ticket at the tollbooth of their departure terminal or online in order to travel on their reserved sailing.
(c) A vehicle reservation is not resalable to third parties.
(8) Vehicle reservation deposits and no-show fees.
(a) Vehicle reservation deposits may be collected or no-show fee may be assessed at levels set by WSF management according to the rules set in WAC 468-300-020 (vehicle under 22 feet, motorcycle, and stowage ferry tolls), and WAC 468-300-040 (oversize vehicle ferry tolls).
(b) Reservation deposits paid in advance will be applied toward the actual ticket cost for the reserved sailing at the departure terminal tollbooth. However, if a customer who has paid a reservation deposit is denied the ability to purchase a ticket for that reserved sailing due to priority loading conditions identified in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, then the customer may either seek a refund of the deposit, apply the deposit towards a ticket on the next scheduled sailing on the same route, or apply the deposit in accordance with (c) of this subsection. These are the sole and exclusive remedies available to a customer in these situations.
(c) Reservation deposits paid in advance may be applied toward the actual ticket cost of other, nonreserved sailings on the same route, as defined in the terms of use.
(9) Vessel space available for reservations.
(a) WSF has the authority to set the amount of tall and standard height vehicle deck space available for vehicle reservations on each sailing in order to achieve the intentions of the vehicle reservation system.
(b) For any given sailing, WSF may vary the amount of tall and standard height vehicle deck space available for vehicle reservations, depending on factors including, but not limited to:
(i) Time of day;
(ii) Day of week;
(iii) Season of year;
(iv) Direction of travel;
(v) Route;
(vi) Vessel size;
(vii) Level of demand; or
(viii) Level of congestion.
(c) For any given sailing, WSF may vary the distribution of tall and standard height vehicle deck space dedicated for business, carpool or vanpool reservations; and dedicated to general reservations, depending on factors including, but not limited to:
(i) Time of day;
(ii) Day of week;
(iii) Season of year;
(iv) Direction of travel;
(v) Route;
(vi) Vessel size;
(vii) Level of demand; or
(viii) Level of congestion.
(d) WSF may change the distribution of unreservable space up until sailing departure.
(e) WSF may release vehicle deck space available for vehicle reservations up to one year in advance of a sailing. WSF may choose to phase the release of space on a particular sailing over time, as WSF management deems necessary to achieve the intent of the vehicle reservation system listed.
(f) Space may be made available for vehicle reservations for only certain reservation types (business account, carpool, vanpool, or general reservations).
(g) Space may be made available for a tentative sailing schedule if the final sailing schedule is not available.
(i) If departure times on the final sailing schedule are different than those on the tentative schedule, WSF will notify all affected reservation holders.
(ii) If the reserved sailing is canceled, WSF will notify the customer and refund any deposit paid. If no deposit was paid, the customer will not be charged a no-show fee.
(iii) All sailing schedules will be finalized at least six weeks before the schedule would take effect, and customers with affected reservations will be notified as soon as the schedule is final.
(h) Space allocations for specific reservation types (business account, carpool, vanpool, or general reservations) may be changed by WSF at any point in time up until sailing departure.
(10) Reservation system during service interruptions.
(a) During a ferry service interruption, WSF management may temporarily adjust business and operational rules to address the issue until normal service is restored. This may include, but is not limited to:
(i) Canceling existing reservations;
(ii) Not allowing new reservations; or
(iii) Changing existing reservations to other sailings.
(b) Upon canceling or moving a reservation, WSF will notify the affected customers via email or phone.
(c) Customers will not be charged for any changes or cancellations resulting from service interruptions.
(d) If a customer's reserved sailing has been canceled or significantly delayed and the customer can no longer travel that operational day, any deposit paid will be refunded, which shall be the sole and exclusive remedy available to the customer in such situations.
(e) During service interruptions, WSF may turn customers without reservations away from the terminal.
(f) During service interruptions, WSF may not be able to guarantee travel for reservation holders.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.140. WSR 14-22-072, § 468-300-700, filed 11/3/14, effective 12/4/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.315, and 2010 c 247 § 205(1). WSR 12-10-034, § 468-300-700, filed 4/25/12, effective 5/26/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.140. WSR 08-09-092, § 468-300-700, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326. WSR 03-08-072, § 468-300-700, filed 4/1/03, effective 5/2/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.140 and 47.60.326. WSR 99-07-059, § 468-300-700, filed 3/17/99, effective 4/17/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.326. WSR 96-05-048 (Order 81), § 468-300-700, filed 2/16/96, effective 3/18/96; WSR 93-18-006, § 468-300-700, filed 8/19/93, effective 9/19/93; WSR 87-12-005 (Order 61, Resolution No. 298), § 468-300-700, filed 5/21/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.326. WSR 86-16-011 (Order 55, Resolution No. 273), § 468-300-700, filed 7/25/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.60.140. WSR 80-09-056 (Order 57), § 468-300-700, filed 7/15/80.]



468-300-800
Authority to issue no trespass warnings/definitions.

The definitions used in chapters 47.56 and 47.60 RCW and chapter 468-300 WAC, shall apply to this section, as well as those additional definitions set forth herein.
(1) "WSF property" shall mean any property real or otherwise, owned or leased by the WSF and includes, but is not limited to, any property which comprises a WSF terminal including access thereto, to any WSF vessel, or other WSF operated facility.
(2) "Authorized officer" shall mean a member of the Washington state patrol (WSP), a law enforcement officer or agency of local jurisdiction, a ferry vessel captain, a port captain, or other designated WSF director or employee.
(3) "Good cause" means facts and circumstances which leads an authorized officer to believe that a person:
(a) Has violated, or through his or her actions or behavior, intends to violate any state, local, or federal regulation, law, or ordinance including, but not limited to, the city of Seattle pedestrian interference law and any law as set forth under Title 9A RCW;
(b) Has disrupted, or through his or her actions or behavior, intends to disrupt WSF operations;
(c) Has harassed, or through his or her actions or behavior, intends to harass or otherwise interfere with a WSF employee or passenger;
(d) Has injured himself, herself or others, or through his or her actions or behavior, intends to injure himself, herself or others, or otherwise takes actions which place persons or WSF property in peril;
(e) Has damaged, defaced, or destroyed WSF property, or through his or her actions or behavior, intends to damage, deface, or destroy WSF property.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.010. WSR 13-16-010, § 468-300-800, filed 7/25/13, effective 8/25/13.]



468-300-806
No trespass warnings.

(1) This chapter shall be enforced so as to emphasize voluntary compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, statutes, and policies, and so that inadvertent and/or minor violations of all applicable laws, rules, regulations, statutes, and policies can be corrected without resort to the issuance of a no trespass warning notice. Therefore, prior to issuing a no trespass warning notice to an individual, an authorized officer may choose, in his or her discretion, to first issue a verbal warning and/or a "warning letter" to an individual who exhibits "unacceptable behavior" which does not rise to the level of criminal conduct and/or does not constitute a safety risk.
(2) An authorized officer may issue a no trespass warning notice, which shall be valid and enforceable for a period of sixty days from the date of its issuance, to any individual when he or she has good cause to issue such a no trespass warning notice, which shall conform to the requirements of subsection (4) of this section. Violation of any term of a no trespass warning notice shall constitute the crime of criminal trespass under chapter 9A.52 RCW.
(3) Should an individual:
(a) Violate the terms of the no trespass warning notice; or
(b) Receive two no trespass warning notices within a one-year period, then the individual shall be issued a third no trespass warning notice by an authorized officer, which shall be valid and enforceable for a period of one year from the date of the issuance of the third no trespass warning notice.
(4) A no trespass warning notice shall:
(a) Be in writing and signed by the individual authorized officer issuing it;
(b) Contain the date of issuance, the violation that the person is alleged to have committed, and a citation to the code, statute, or rule violated;
(c) Specify the places where the individual will be expelled from and the length during the period in which the no trespass warning notice is valid and enforceable;
(d) Set out the method for appealing the notice, which shall also include the address where the appeal should be sent;
(e) Prominently display a warning of the consequences for failure to comply with the notice and state that a violation of the terms of the notice will constitute criminal trespass under chapter 9A.52 RCW.
(5) The person being expelled need not be charged, tried, or convicted of any crime or be issued an infraction or have an infraction found committed in order for a no trespass warning notice to be issued or effective. The authorized officer need only establish that good cause existed to support the issuance of the no trespass warning notice.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.010. WSR 13-16-010, § 468-300-806, filed 7/25/13, effective 8/25/13.]



468-300-811
Administrative appeal.

(1) A person receiving a no trespass warning notice may file an appeal to have the notice rescinded.
(2) The appeal must be in writing, provide the appellant's current address, and shall be accompanied by a copy of the no trespass warning notice that is being appealed.
(3) The written notice of appeal must be sent to the WSF company security officer at the WSF mailing address specified on the following WSF web site: www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/infodesk/contact.htm. You may also contact WSF at 206-515-3400 for information concerning the WSF mailing address. The written notice must be postmarked no later than seven calendar days after the issuance of the no trespass warning notice.
(4) The terms of the no trespass warning notice shall remain in effect during the pendency of any administrative or judicial proceeding.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.010. WSR 13-16-010, § 468-300-811, filed 7/25/13, effective 8/25/13.]



468-300-815
Administrative hearing.

(1) The WSF company security officer or his or her designee (hereinafter "hearing official") shall:
(a) Notify the appellant of the hearing date, time, and location;
(b) Conduct a hearing within ten business days of receipt of the notice of appeal; and
(c) Issue a written ruling upholding, rescinding, or modifying the no trespass warning notice no later than five business days after the hearing. The written ruling shall conform to the requirements of the Washington Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.
(2) The hearing official shall consider a sworn report or a declaration under penalty of perjury as authorized by RCW 9A.72.085, written by the individual who issued the no trespass warning notice, without further evidentiary foundation. This evidence creates a rebuttable presumption that the violation occurred and the burden thereafter rests with the appellant to overcome the presumption.
(3) The hearing official shall consider the no trespass warning notice and may consider any written or oral sworn testimony of the appellant or witnesses, as well as pictorial or demonstrative evidence offered by the appellant that the hearing official considers relevant and trustworthy. The hearing official may consider information that would not be admissible under the evidence rules in a court of law.
(4) The hearing official may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents, and shall administer individual oaths to witnesses. The hearing official shall not issue a subpoena for the attendance of a witness at the request of the appellant unless the request is accompanied by the fee required by RCW 5.56.010 for a witness in district court. The appellant shall be responsible for serving any subpoena issued at the appellant's request.
(5) If, after the hearing, the hearing official is persuaded on a "more probable than not" basis that the violation did occur, the no trespass warning notice shall be upheld. However, if the appellant can establish that he or she necessarily requires access to the WSF property from which he or she is expelled for purposes of commuting to and from work, school, or necessary medical treatment, the hearing officer shall:
(a) Modify the terms of the no trespass warning notice to allow for travel at specified times only insofar as to limit the specific hardship caused by the expulsion; and
(b) Fine the individual two hundred fifty dollars for the first offense and five hundred dollars for each offense thereafter.
If, however, the violation is not proven on a "more probable than not" basis, then the hearing official shall rescind the no trespass warning notice. If the hearing official rescinds a no trespass warning notice, the no trespass warning notice shall not be considered a prior no trespass warning notice for purposes of WAC 468-300-806(3).
(6) The decision of the hearing official is final. Any appeal of the hearing official's decision may be made in conformance with the Washington Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.
(7) No determination of facts made by the hearing official under this section shall have any collateral estoppel effect on a subsequent criminal prosecution or civil proceeding and shall not preclude litigation of those same facts in a subsequent criminal prosecution or civil proceeding.
(8) In no event shall the hearing official be a person who is subordinate to the person who issued the no trespass warning notice.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.56.030 and 47.60.010. WSR 13-16-010, § 468-300-815, filed 7/25/13, effective 8/25/13.]